Fly High A Journey with Cancer

Illiopolis-  A three month prognosis did not stop Tina Honea from pushing through while she battled Andenocarcinoma, which is a form of lung cancer. Her daughter, Ashley Honea said, she fought for two years after the prognosis and she passed away in April of 2014. Now, Ashley is using her heartache as a way to help others get through cancer.

She took words from her mother's journal, blog and her thoughts and started typing away. On Monday, her book "Fly High A Journey with Cancer" was finished.

"My mom and I we really clicked. We were really best friends. We talked everyday," Ashley Honea said.

She said, she never imagined that she would lose her mom and her mother was scared to go.

"She was worried about us. She wasn't worried about her self," Ashley added.

Tina was a worrying mother as well as a strong mother.

"She didn't sit in her chair and say why me why me why me. It was just like it was any other day. Okay lets do this," Ashley said. "I asked her what are you holding on for and she told me I'm not. She said, it'll be time to go when it's time and I always told her it's time to fly high."

Ashley is using some things her mom taught her to inspire others battling cancer. She said, people can take one thing, if not more, from her mother's journey.

Readers can view Ashley's book at

When the book starts to make money, she will donate some of the proceeds to the Sangamon Valley High School under a scholarship fund in her mother's name for students wanting to be a teacher or in the health care industry.

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